It is this progressive gentrification of the harbour that isolates Hobart’s waterfront from all that is vital and genuinely urban.
To transform Hobart into a genuine harbour city, the strategy is to invigorate the waterfront with activities and program that operate at different times, scales and seasons enabling multiple connections to the water for both tourist and local inhabitants alike.
By urbanizing the traditional promenade with program and materials, Water Pier offers multiple rather than a single relationship to the water: In summer: marine life, ecological, pleasure cruises, media and beach. In winter: ice skating, spa, mud bath, fish market and food.
Location: Hobart Harbour, Hobart TAS, Australia 42°52’58.63″S, 147°20’5.79″E
Architects in association: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects with James Curry
Team: James Curry, Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Angela Rowson, Adam Grasso
Photography/images: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects